Willie Henry

Mike Preston's third-quarter grades: Ravens need higher marks to become serious contenders

Mike Preston's third-quarter grades: Ravens need higher marks to become serious contenders

The Ravens were already set up at the beginning of the season because their final two games in 2017 are at home. Now, they are getting a bonus because their last three games are against losing teams.

The Ravens’ road to the postseason starts with road games at the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-2) and Cleveland Browns (0-12) before finishing at home against the Indianapolis Colts (3-9) and Cincinnati Bengals (5-7). This is not exactly the Murderers’ Row of the NFL.

Granted, three of the games are against AFC North rivals. But only Pittsburgh will probably continue on to the postseason. Most of Cincinnati’s playoff ambitions ended with a 23-20 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night...

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